New Caledonia weather in April

April is a good time to visit New Caledonia, as it falls during the transition between the hot, wet season and the cool, dry season.

You can expect warm weather and sea breezes with almost seven hours of sunshine daily interspersed by tropical rain showers at any time of the day.

How hot is it in New Caledonia in April?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Nouméa, New Caledonia in April reach an average high of 28°C (82°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and low of 19°C (66°F).

What does the humidity feel like in New Caledonia in April?
The average dew point temperature in Nouméa, New Caledonia in April is 20°C (68°F), which can feel humid and unpleasant at times.   

There are on average 25 days in April that may feel humid or muggy.

How sunny is it in New Caledonia in April?
There are normally 6.5 hours of sunshine each day in Nouméa, New Caledonia in April – that's around 57% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in April?
Sunrise is around 6:10am with sunset around 5:45pm.

How warm is the sea around New Caledonia in April?
The average sea temperature in New Caledonia in April is 26°C (78°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

Does it rain in New Caledonia in April?
There are usually 11 days with some rain in New Caledonia in April; the average monthly rainfall is 191mm (7.5in).

How windy is it in New Caledonia in April?
April sees an average hourly wind speed of 23 kilometres per hour (12 knots; 14 mph).

What to do in New Caledonia in April?
Despite the occasional rain showers, April weather conditions are good for hiking, climbing, cycling, horseback riding and sailing. And anytime is good to explore New Caledonia’s vibrant capital of Nouméa.

April sees the annual Yam Festival held in Nouméa, featuring a parade, carnival, concerts and various exhibitions.

Local holidays?
Easter Monday – 18th April.

New Caledonia weather in April

Temperature icon High Temp: 28°C (82°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 19°C (66°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6.5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 23 km/h (12 knots; 14 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 11 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 191 mm (7.5 in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat; ≤ 25 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)
Nouméa, New Caledonia

Best time to visit New Caledonia

The best time to visit New Caledonia is from June through December, when the days are warm and sunny, with little or no rain on most days.

But overall, with a sunny year-round subtropical climate, New Caledonia is good to visit at anytime of the year.

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New Caledonia weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for New Caledonia is based on weather statistics gathered during 2012 to 2021 by Météo France en Nouvelle-Calédonie at the closest weather station: La Tontouta International Airport (NOU), also known as Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport, located 37km (23mi) northwest of Nouméa.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices. Dew point temperature measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Latest update: New Caledonia weather in April: 13 June, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.